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Australia's Best Riverside Camping

As the weather heats up, many of us get to thinking about relaxing in cool, shady places – swimming, fishing or just watching the world go by from the comfort of a camp chair. Lucky for us, Australia has some seriously world-class waterways and GoSeeAustralia has a heap of parks nestled up nice and close to ‘em. Go exploring.




New South Wales

NSW offers a huge range of river camping, from the Murray on the state’s southern border to the Cudgegong River west of Newcastle. And wherever you go, there’s one thing you can count on – you’ll never want to leave!

Apex Riverside Tourist Park
Forbes

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Riverbreeze Tourist Park
Moruya

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Rivergardens Holiday Park
Mildura

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Reflections Holiday Parks Cudgegong River
Yarrabin

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Queensland

We all know Queensland has outstanding beaches. But if you look a little further afield, you’ll discover some beautiful rivers that wind their way through the state, providing a welcome respite from the tropical heat.

Country Style Caravan Park
Glen Aplin

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Bigriggen Park
Bigriggan

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Rivershore Resort
Diddillibah

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Southside Holiday Village
Rockhampton

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Victoria

Park up in Porepunkah by the beautiful Ovens River and try your hand at trout fishing, or watch the historic paddle steamers make their way down the Murray in Echuca. No matter which water-side pursuit takes your fancy, Victoria has you sorted.

Porepunkah Bridge Holiday Park
Porepunkah

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Discovery Parks - Echuca
Echuca

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BIG4 Swan Hill
Swan Hill

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Riverside Holiday Park Dimboola
Dimboola

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South Australia

From the mighty Murray River that meets the South Australian coast to the Finke River that winds through the country’s red centre, there’s an abundance shady river bends to unwind by in this great southern land.

Morgan Riverside Caravan Park
Morgan

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Riverbend Caravan Park Renmark
Renmark

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BIG4 Renmark Riverfront Holiday Park
Renmark

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Waikerie Holiday Park
Waikerie

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Tasmania

Tasmania is not only home to some of the country’s best wild rivers, it also boasts the best fly fishing this side of the channel. So why not beat the heat, head south and pitch up riverside?

Discovery Parks - Hadspen
Hadspen

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Discovery Parks - Hobart
Hobart

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Gowrie Park Wilderness Village
Gowrie Park

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Strahan Beach Tourist Park
Strahan

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Northern Territory

Everything’s a bit wilder in the North and the NT’s rivers are no exception. Whether you want to go croc spotting, cool down in a pristine water hole or cruise along emerald green waters, the NT is never a bad idea.

Riverview Tourist Village - Katherine
Katherine

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Shady Lane Tourist Park
Katherine

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Manbulloo Homestead Caravan Park
Katherine

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Wintersun Cabin and Caravan Park
Alice Springs

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Western Australia

There’s a reason you’ve heard of the Margaret River: lining its banks is an abundance of wineries, forest trails and culinary delights. Do yourself a favour and get over there.

Margaret River Tourist Park
Margaret River

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Riverview Tourist Park
Margaret River

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Perth Central Caravan Park
Ascot

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Discovery Parks - Lake Kununurra
Kununurra

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